Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Recent and Upcoming Projects…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new film 50/50 is the latest entry to earn him critical praise for an outstanding performance in the actor’s already extensive career. Fans are filling theaters, visiting rental stores and enjoying Gordon-Levitt’s movies from the comfort of their homes too, through streaming sites like Netflix and DirecTV. It seems this JGL is just about everywhere these days!
People took notice of Gordon-Levitt in 2009 when he starred in 500 Days of Summer opposite the talented and beautiful Zooey Deschanel. The bittersweet story of love that is never really found showed Joseph had a knack for bringing life to characters and pulling the viewer into a film.
He followed up 500 Days with another offbeat film, Uncertainty. It explored the outcome of a decision from both sides to illustrate how one decision could change lives. Before the year was out, he had also had parts in Women in Trouble and a creepy, villainous role in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The next year he would show no sign of slowing down, starting out the year with Hesher in which he starred as a tattooed loner who finds redemption in his relationship with a child who has lost his mother. He followed this up by reprising his role from Women in Trouble for the sequel, Elektra Luxx.
Gordon-Levitt rounded out 2010 with one of his most impressive performances in the blockbuster Inception. In this mind-blowing film filled with twisted reality and engineered dreams, Joseph stands out in an impressive cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy and Ellen Page.
That brings us to the current year when Gordon-Levitt has taken a bit of a breather with only 50/50 being released. But do not think this young man is losing momentum. A look ahead shows a new year filled with feature films to satisfy the hungry fans.
He will start the year off portraying a bike messenger who picks up a troublesome package in the action thriller Premium Rush. That will be followed by another sci-fi action film, Looper. This one is getting attention from the same fans who made Inception such a huge hit from the big screens of the theaters to homes.
But probably the most anticipated film on Gordon-Levitt’s agenda is the next Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. The actor will portray a cop assigned to help track down the Batman in what is said to be director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film. It is Gordon-Levitt’s second time working with Nolan who also directed Inception.
Indeed, the future is looking very bright for this talented young actor. Certainly his fans will have plenty to choose from in the months and years to come! :)
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WE ARE ALL TOM Y’ALL. WE ARE ALL TOM.
Ananiah sent me this video montage of 500 Days of Summer.
Here’s a song that me and a friend of mine did in the event that Summer and Tom ever called one another years later. It’s a really great song and video. Please post it if you can.
The song is really great, lyrically and musically, just wish the video quality was better. Check it out below!
Marc here. I’m back.
I’m not Marc Webb (the director of 500 Days.) I’m just a fan of the movie.
I rewatched 500 Days of Summer recently. I’ve seen it a few times but I feel like this was the first time I really “saw it.”
I have a new appreciation for this movie.
Tom and Summer—every interaction of theirs tore at me. It’s easy to identify with only Summer or only Tom. But to fully appreciate 500 Days of Summer, I think it’s important to really feel for both of them.
The film’s quality is in its truth and accuracy. Every minor character represents a variety of perspectives on love and relationships. From McKenzie to Tom’s cat-loving, female co-worker.
Most Hollywood movies stereotype these views on love so much that they become unrecognizable (unbelievable?) and the ideas lose their intrigue.
Luckily, here we have a film that doesn’t only appreciate spending time in this thought arena, it’s devoted to it.
I think people are critical of 500 Days of Summer, not because of a personal taste in screenplay, but because of paradigms, or perspectives.
Everyone can really enjoy this film, even if you don’t mesh with one character. Not meshing with a couple—still a solid film. But if your beliefs prevent you from connecting fully with many characters, the film loses its greatness.
So, an “A”, I would give this film.
Only an A because of that potential of a gap between a character and the audience.
But taking into account the unparalleled performance of Joesph Gordon-Levitt and the coolness and grace of director Marc Webb, this one gets an A+.
I could go on. Every actor in 500 Days is underrated. (And, of course, we would have nothing without writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.)
Agree with my review? How did you relate with the characters of 500 Days of Summer?
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I got this hilarious, but somewhat creepy, video sent to me yesterday: 500 Days of Zankou. Its description is adequate: “A movie about a girl and her love for the best chicken she has ever had. This isn’t your typical love story.”
Now how does that make you feel?
There is a second 500 Days of Summer-themed video after the jump. This one is politcally charged. It’s a commercial produced by Dwight Drake (D) for Governor: 500 Days of Sanford. “Continue reading” to watch it below. The voice-over is right on!